Due to the housing critical situation in the UK, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Tower Hamlets.
The low number of authorized sites in Tower Hamlets has resulted in a high number of travellers camping in unauthorized places such as playing fields and car parks in Whitechapel, Isle of Dogs, or Canary Wharf.
According to statistical records, from 2016-2017, the number of caravans in Tower Hamlets on illegal grounds and lands which do not belong to travellers has increased by 17%.
But between 2010 and 2017, there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in Greater London.
There exist two options for property owners and local authority in Greater London in case they want to eject tourists and regain their land ownership in Whitechapel, Isle of Dogs, or Canary Wharf.
The first option is to evict them in Greater London using the law.
The common law grants land owners in Tower Hamlets the right to remove travellers from their Greater London property and the right to do this with reasonable force when necessary.
Such Evictions in Tower Hamlets are conducted by enforcement agents.
The travellers are usually given the 24 hours to vacate the site in Tower Hamlets by Denbigh Franks enforcement agents.
At the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum, the Denbigh Franks enforcement agents have the right to make use of their equipment and the police to remove the travellers from the site in Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, or Whitechapel.
There are numerous benefits to using common law eviction in Greater London.
Use of common law has various benefits including time taken to achieve eviction in Tower Hamlets.
In most cases, it takes less than 24 hours to carry out the eviction in Tower Hamlets, so, the traveller has less time to damage your property or the land as well as reduce the chances of illegal dumping of wastes on the property.
Greater London land owners and local authorities can also obtain a writ of possession if you don't want to use the common law.
When evicting according to the writ of possession in Tower Hamlets, you should try to get an order of possession.
The order of possession is made against unknown persons when you're dealing with squatters and travellers in Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf, or Whitechapel.
Once the possession order has been issued in Tower Hamlets, the plaintiff can then transfer it to the High Court for enforcement by a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) from Denbigh Franks.
The main benefit of making use of a writ of possession in Greater London and forwarding it to the High Court is that there is no need for a notice to be given, the Denbigh Franks HCEO undertakes that decision and he will determine if it is needed based on the situation.
Thus, you won't have to worry about travellers in Tower Hamlets damaging your property or stealing from your property as you don't have any idea of how they would respond to the eviction in Greater London.
Avoiding the occurrence of these types of situations in the first instance is always better than dealing with eviction in Isle of Dogs, Whitechapel, or Canary Wharf and the possible money, time and effort involved, so there are many things local authorities and property owners in Greater London can do to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
Fences or gates can be constructed around the property in Tower Hamlets along with signs that clearly state "No Trespassing" as this will prevent the travellers from trespassing.
In addition, trenches, earth bunds and embankments can also help in preventing unwanted visitors from entering your land in Tower Hamlets.
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